Crime & Investigation

Fugitive UPDF Soldier Arrested


purchase geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Army spokesperson, pharmacy Lt Col Paddy Ankunda has just confirmed the arrest stating that Patrick Odongo, check the shooter, has been arrested a few minutes back at Mbuya hill.

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“Odongo is now being held at Makindye barracks detention centre and will be charged with murder,” stated Ankunda.

Ankunda also noted that the shooting was prompted by a bar brawl over a woman, one Scovia Akello last night at 10:15pm.

During the brawl, Odongo is reported to have rushed back to Mbuya barracks where he picked his gun and came back to shoot randomly, killing three instantly and injuring another three.

According to Ankunda, the dead were identified as; Scovia Akello, Ceasar Pere and a one junior, whereas the injured are Simon Peter Odongokara, Agnes Adongo and Kitara, all residents of Kinawataka.

The Kampala metropolitan police publicist, Ibin Ssekumbi, also commented on the same matter affirming that, “On the crime scene, it showed that all the 12 bullets which were in the gun were used.”

Meanwhile, the injured are still under medical attention at Mulago national referral hospital.


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